Update 8/9/2010: Contest is closed and winners picked - thanks to all of those that submitted!
To celebrate my venture into the brave new world of independent consultancy I’ve decided to give away two MSDN Subscriptions – specifically, the top of the line Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN subscriptions valued at $11,899 each!*
In the spirit of full disclosure, Microsoft gave me these subscriptions (plus one more which I’ll give away at SharePoint Saturday Denver on August 7th, 2010 so make sure your register!) for participating in the Visual Studio beta program with the intent that I would give these away at my discretion – well what better way to give them away than to offer them up to readers of my blog and specifically those who have used my tools.
So here’s how I’m going to offer them up – if you are interested simply post a comment with one of two things: either your favorite stsadm command, PowerShell cmdlet, code sample or other download that you use from my blog, or a brief story/description/explanation of how the use of my extensions (or code samples or other downloads) saved your company time (and therefore money) – essentially what I’m looking for is testimonials so I prefer the details over the favorite but I know that not everyone can share their story due to confidentiality issues so what I’ll do is give one subscription away randomly to those that post their favorite command and one subscription to the person with the best story as judged by me. I’ll plan on announcing the winner the first week of August.
Please help me spread the word and good luck to everyone! I can’t wait to see the comments!
P.S. Make sure that when you post your comment you provide some way for me to identify you (if you post anonymously sign it with your name otherwise create a profile).
*The subscriptions are a not-for-resale version with some benefit restrictions such as no technical support benefits or MSDN magazine subscription and all product licenses are for development and test only so it’s not quite the $11k value of the retail subscription but you get all the same licenses so the value is still pretty high.